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Héctor Tobar
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Héctor Tobar
Héctor Tobar is a Los Angeles-born writer and the author of three books. His most recent novel, The Barbarian Nurseries (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2011), won the 2012 California Book Award for Fiction and was a New York Times Notable Book. He is also the author of the novel The Tattooed Soldier (Delphinium, 1998) and the non-fiction book Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States (Riverhead, 2006).

Tobar is a veteran journalist; he was part of the team at The Los Angeles Times that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Los Angeles riots, and he has also worked as a foreign and national correspondent and columnist for The Los Angeles Times. He holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from UC Irvine.
From the Author  
Waiting for Morning
The Barbarian Nurseries
Dawn Comes Early
The Tattooed Soldier
Grieving God's Way
Translation Nation